Average: 4.6 (17 votes)

December 12, 1972

Cardiff, UK

Capitol Theatre

Setlist:

includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let's Have a Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can't Quit You, Going Down Slow), Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Mellotron solo ~ Than You.

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LED ZEPPELIN CAPITOL CARDIFF

I was 19 at the time and can remember the concert well it was one of their best on the tour because of the Welsh crowds passion. It started in darkness with “Bonzo” Bonham’s relentless, thundering drum intro to Rock and Roll before the stage lit up.Jimmy Page slashed his majestic guitar riffs through the air, John Paul Jones thumped his bass. My mouth stood open as the stage lit up to Robert Plant, bare chested shaking his shaggy mane like a lion on the pull, as he prowled the stage, cranking his voice effortlessly up to full-volume falsetto screech. The highlight was Dazed and Confused as Page using a cello bow on his guitar sent sparks through the air. I still have the ticket and have written one word on the back "incredible" . The Capitol was a great venue, very intimate, but still holding 2000 fans. It was the biggest cinema in Great Britain when built in 1921and by the time it closed in 1978 everyone who were anyone had appeared there. Even the Beatles chose to play their final UK concert there. The only band on a par with Zep were Sabbath who were awesome at the Cap. Great days. I must take issue with Graeme Hamilton Knight,s comment "Doesn't seem possible now that they would play two dates in Cardiff in 1972 which was officially the arse end of Nowhere in those days". Graham, they played two sell out (naturally) gigs because of the demand from Welsh fans. Cardiff has never ever been the arse end of anywhere, perhaps your memory is more than dim. Hear Cardiff is under consideration for a 2008 concert which would be awesome. If you can get a ticket Graeme come to Cardiff its still the greatest place on earth ask the football fans.